Regal Ware Announces New Era of Leadership: Ryan Reigle Ascends to Chairman and CEO, Dave Lenz Appointed President

Jan 16, 2024

Kewaskum, Wisconsin (January 16, 2024) – Regal Ware, a global leader in premium kitchen products, is proud to announce significant leadership advancements within the Company. Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Reigle, a fourth-generation descendant of the founder, J.O. Reigle, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board, succeeding his late father and third-generation descendant, Jeffrey Reigle. Dave Lenz has been named President, bringing considerable experience to overseeing the day-to-day operations and guiding the Company towards operational excellence.

Ryan Reigle, who has been at the forefront of the Company’s recent growth, took over as President and CEO in March 2021, following in the footsteps of his late father, Jeff Reigle. With his vision and execution capabilities, Ryan has demonstrated a strong dedication to customer satisfaction, leading with a focus that has significantly benefited employees, partners, and the extensive Regal Ware brand family around the world. His deep commitment to the Company’s mission of enriching life by bringing families together is reflected in his new role as Chairman, where he will continue to drive the Company’s strategic vision and profitable growth.

“Taking on the role of Chairman is a significant milestone, not only for me but for the entire Regal Ware family,” said Ryan Reigle. “It is a privilege to continue the legacy that my great-grandfather started over 75 years ago. I am excited to steer us into the future while maintaining our tradition of excellence, innovation, and providing opportunities for employees and entrepreneurs.”

Since joining Regal Ware in 2007, Ryan has played pivotal roles in various sales and management capacities. His tenure as President of Saladmaster saw the brand grow 20%+ under his leadership. His strategic oversight as Senior Vice President of Sales was instrumental in advancing Regal Ware’s sales teams. Ryan’s comprehensive background in global sales and operations has been fundamental in his ability to craft and implement effective strategies across the organization. Ryan will remain as CEO of Regal Ware, along with his new role as Chairman.

With Ryan’s transition, Dave Lenz is promoted to President effective January 1, 2024.  Dave steps into his role with a wealth of experience gained during his tenure at Regal Ware since 1991. Dave has assumed progressive leadership roles, demonstrating his ability in both operational and administrative capacities. His journey at Regal Ware spans over three decades, including his tenure as Corporate Director of Human Resources, Vice President and General Manager of Manufacturing, and most recently Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Dave’s multifaceted experience is a testament to his deep understanding of the Company’s ethos and operational dynamics.

“We’re on the cusp of a transformative era at Regal Ware,” said Ryan Reigle. “It’s an honor to lead this exceptional Company, building upon our rich heritage to reach new pinnacles of success. I am confident Regal Ware will be in great hands with Dave Lenz as President, who has done a tremendous job in helping lead the Company and its Divisions through its next phase of growth.  His strategic vision coupled with our executive leadership team is second to none, poised to deliver excellence and innovation in the kitchen products industry.”

“I am deeply honored to step into the role of President,” Dave Lenz commented. “Regal Ware has been my professional home for over 30 years, and I am thrilled to work alongside Ryan and the rest of our team as we continue to push the boundaries of excellence in the kitchen products industry. We have a fantastic heritage to draw on, and I look forward to building on that foundation to bring innovative, high-quality products to our customers.”

Both leaders exemplify the values and commitment that have become synonymous with the Regal Ware name. Together, they will continue to lead the Company’s development and oversee the execution of its strategic vision, ensuring profitable growth and continued success.

Regal Ware, Inc. is a leading, privately held and family-owned company based in Wisconsin that markets premium food and beverage preparation products. Regal Ware and its divisions bring to market meaningful solutions that enhance and enrich life by bringing families together. Our growing portfolio of premier brands include Saladmaster® and American Kitchen® and are marketed and made available to millions of consumers through an omnichannel approach via direct sales, retail, and ecommerce.  Regal Ware also provides contract manufacturing and services through its SynergyOps® division. Regal Ware’s premium products and services are proudly delivered to customers and consumers in over 60 countries across the globe. Learn more at